Root Beer Sliders and Kale Chips

3
Patrick Meyer

By
@patrickmeyer

I made this on Studio 62! Everyone on set devoured these!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The pork is cooked to tender perfection with a slight smokiness and sweet balance. The root beer reduction and BBQ sauce is perfect on top of the tender pork. The kale chips are crispy with a smokey/sweet flavor. I can't wait to make these again! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
9 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • ROOT BEER SLIDERS

  • 2 lb
    pork tenderloin, halved
  • 1 can(s)
    root beer
  • 2 Tbsp
    liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp
    seasoned salt
  • ROOT BEER BBQ SAUCE

  • 3 can(s)
    root beer
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 bottle
    store-bought bbq sauce
  • KALE CHIPS

  • 1 bunch
    kale, chopped into large bite-size pieces
  • ·
    canola oil cooking spray
  • 2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 2 tsp
    light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    mustard powder
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • SERVING

  • 24
    slider buns
  • 24
    dill pickle slices
  • 24
    toothpicks

How to Make Root Beer Sliders and Kale Chips

Step-by-Step

  1. Place the pork tenderloin in the bottom of a slow cooker and sprinkle with the seasoning salt. Pour the root beer and liquid smoke over the top. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Put 3 cans of root beer and sugar in a pot and cook over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and cook until the consistency is syrupy. Stir the desired amount of root beer reduction into the BBQ Sauce. Set aside.
  3. For the kale: Mix all of the spices together. Preheat oven to 275 F. Spread kale evenly over a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray kale with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with BBQ Seasoning. Set Aside.
  4. Remove pork from slow cooker. Shred and toss with desired amount of BBQ sauce. Serve on slider buns with pickles and extra sauce. Pierce each sandwich with a toothpick. Serve with "chips".

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About Root Beer Sliders and Kale Chips

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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